In Celebration of Bruce Bigelow: Our Memories, His Playlist

Xconomy San Diego — 

[Updated, 7/5/18. See below] Bruce Victor Bigelow, editor of Xconomy San Diego, passed away Friday afternoon, June 29, at the age of 63. He had suddenly fallen ill less than a week earlier, after he returned to San Diego from a hiking trip in Utah.

Our initial post about Bruce’s death is here. And the San Diego Union-Tribune has a really nice piece as well. But we at Xconomy, after hollering “Stet” in vain to that editor in the sky, wanted to do something more. This is not so much to mourn Bruce’s loss, but to celebrate our times together, and his extraordinary collegiality, friendship, and spirit.

We found we had so much to say, and were hearing so much from people in San Diego and beyond whose lives Bruce had touched, that we’ve begun to collect it on a special site devoted to Bruce’s memory. We’ve also included some great photos of Bruce and, as a special treat, the phenomenal playlist he put together for his 60th birthday, along with his own notes on why he selected each of the 16 songs. We hope that reading the stories gathered there—and perhaps adding your own or listening to some of his favorite music—brings you comfort and helps you remember what a rare treat it was to know Bruce.

[Update: Bruce’s memorial service will be on Friday, July 13, at 5:30pm in San Diego.]

Photo by Caitlin Bigelow.